Dead Sea mud and Jesus stuff

Forgive my feigned nonchalance in the title of this post. It was our joke of the morning, but we were humbled by afternoon. Read on to find out what I mean. Forgive me also for the extraordinary length of this post, and I hope you can find the time to read the whole thing because […]

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Shinkansen from end to end

I hadn’t even time to settle into Iwakuni when it was time to hit the road again. Or, should I say, hit the rails, because I traveled by train. The Shinkansen is called the bullet train for good reason. It’s FAST! I envisioned spending my day leaned back in a comfortable seat, gazing out the […]

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